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The Gap

Super jazzed to be stage managing a staged reading of The Gap by Makaela Shealy at The Tank on September 22nd! For more info and tickets see here.

"The Gap follows a cheerleading team in a small town in the South, newly given the opportunity to redeem themselves at State. When the co-captain makes it her mission to get the racist school mascot removed, her peers challenge her commitment to “change.” Biting, heightened realism is punctuated by expressive poetry, dreams, and dialogue with the audience. 

It is for womxn or genderqueer actors. At Gilbert High, the cheerleaders are not the highest on the food chain. They are athletic misfits. These are not the kids who grow up with schedules, tutors and education laid out for them, but they are hardworking, fast, and scrappy. Most live in trailers and have afterschool jobs to pay for things they actually need or need to survive high school (a phone, rainbow flip flops). Most are operating at or below the poverty line. Most will try to leave this town and fail. They know that."

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